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Sherrilyn Ifill in The Washington Post on Voter ID Laws: Rationale Doesn't Match Record

Monday, September 5, 2016

Without Conservative Supreme Court Majority, Voter-Law Challengers Make Gains

Sherrilyn Ifill, head of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said in a recent interview that trials, with expert witnesses and voluminous records, were instrumental in rebutting the states’ rationale that the laws were needed to combat voter fraud and restore voters’ confidence in the election.

“We always believed if we had a chance to try these cases, we could show that the rhetoric did not match the record,” Ifill said.

Read the full article here.